ROOFTOP: WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
Showings
Scene 1Sun, May 18 8:30 PM SOLD OUT
 
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:97 mins
Director:David Wain
Year Released:2001
Production Country:USA
Description

While the sun sets on craft brew week, the screen goes up on our rooftop to kick off the summer season. Celebrate the rooftop debut with this modern summer camp cult classic! Only 40 tickets available.

SPECIAL EVENT: Drink specials and giveaways. Costume contest! Come dressed in your best camp counselor or camper outfit and win a prize. Show at 8:30, doors and fun start at 7:30.

"The skewering of underdog sports clichés, horny teen staples and Vietnam-trauma melodrama is long overdue and perfectly irreverent in execution."—William Goss, Film.com

1980s teen comedies finally get the parody they so richly deserve. The first feature film from writer/director David Wain and co-screenwriter Michael Showalter, formerly of the sketch comedy troupe the State, includes an all-star cast.

It's the last day of the summer season at Camp Firewood, and ascamp director Beth (Janeane Garofalo) prepares to wrap things up, the staff of teenage counselors realize this is their last chance to do something about the summer romances that have been brewing for the past three months.

Sweet but shy Coop (Michael Showalter) is crazy about pretty Katie (Marguerite Moreau), but there's the problem of her severely moody boyfriend Andy (Paul Rudd). Meanwhile, Victor (Ken Marino) is trying to score with sexy Abby (Marisa Ryan), who is known to make friends easily, and McKinley (Michael Ian Black) and Ben (Bradley Cooper) attempt to keep their hot and heavy relationship a secret. Meanwhile, arts and crafts teacher Gail (Molly Shannon) turns to her students for comfort as her marriage falls apart, drama coach Susie (Amy Poehler) tries to whip the talent show into shape with Ben's help, and camp chef Gene (Christopher Meloni) deals with his unique sexual quirks with the help of a talking can of vegetables (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin). Beth even finds time for romance with socially inept astrophysicist Henry (David Hyde Pierce), but first Henry has to save Camp Firewood from a large piece of space junk about to re-enter Earth's atmosphere.

Like Wain and Showalter, Ken Marino, Michael Ian Black, and Joe Lo Truglio (who appears in a small role) were also members of the State; fellow State alumnus Kerri Kenney was cast in a supporting role in the film, but her character didn't appear in the final cut. —Mark Deming, Rovi

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